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JACK WILLIAM MOORE
Born: Oct 22, 1949
Date of Passing: Jan 24, 2023Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
JACK WILLIAM MOORE
Peacefully on January 24, 2023 with family by his side, Jack Moore passed away in St. Boniface hospital at the age of 73.
Jack was predeceased by his mother Doris, father Ken and stepfather Ewart. Jack is survived by his wife Lorna, two sons Dustin (Teryl) and Dana, his sisters Ivy (Rich), Joy (Ron) and his brotherBrian (Dolores). Jack had many nieces, nephews, cousins and other family that he absolutely adored. He will forever be missed by his grandchildren, Reese and Carter who he loved more than anything. He was their number one fan.
Jack was born on October 22, 1949 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and moved to the farm at Grosse Isle in 1951. Jack attended Grassmere school, then Grosse Isle before graduating from Warren Collegiate in 1967. That fall, Jack attended the University of Manitoba majoring in Mathematics. Following his father's passing, Jack moved back home to help on the family farm while continuing his university education. He graduated in the spring of 1970 with a Bachelor of Science Degree and started his career as a computer programmer with the Manitoba Hospital Association. From there he worked with Manitoba Hydro, Manitoba Data Systems, and eventually IBM where he worked his way up to supervisor.
While he was working in the city, he would spend his off time in Grosse Isle working on the farm which he purchased in 1974 and then expanded in 1982 when his Uncle Les decided to retire. Dad farmed until 1994 when he retired and sold the land to neighbouring farmers. Jack retired as a computer programmer in 1998 and immediately started helping friends doing renovations and carpentry work. Jack could always figure out how to do any project. In 2003 Jack and his son Dustin started a renovation company where he still continued to work.
While at Manitoba Hydro, Jack started curling with a co-worker Bob Hudson and his wife Laurie. They introduced Jack to Laurie's sister Lorna McKenzie and the two were married in March of 1979.
Jack and Lorna built a house in Grosse Isle in 1983 where they raised their family and eventually bought a cabin at Falcon Lake in 1994. Jack enjoyed spending his free time at Falcon Lake and met countless friends who he absolutely cherished. Material objects never meant much to Jack, but family and the friends he made over the years meant everything to him. Jack felt fortunate that he had such a close relationship with his sons, getting to work every day with Dustin and spending his weekends at the lake with Dana.
You would never find Jack sitting still, he was always up to something. If any friends or family had a project going on you would find Jack there ready and willing to help in any way he could. Jack loved to snowmobile, play cards and games with friends and watch his grandchildren play sports. Jack had a very clever, yet distinct sense of humour in fact there are a number of punchlines still floating around waiting to land in the years to come.
The family would like to thank Ian and Neil Speirs, the Falcon Lake EMS, and the wonderful and caring staff at St. Boniface Hospital.
A memorial service will be held at the Grosse Isle Hall on Thursday, February 9 at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made through the Interlake Community Foundation to the Jack Moore Memorial Fund. This fund will be used to support charitable causes in the Interlake and Falcon Lake areas. In keeping with Jack's history of generosity, any donations made before February 28 will be matched by his estate.
Donations can be made at https://interlakefoundation.ca/cause/jack-moore-memorial-funds/
Ken Loehmer Funeral Services
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 28, 2023
Condolences & Memories (6 entries)
Thank you Jack, for all of your contributions to our family and the many renovations to our cottage on Block 14 at Falcon Lake. We will definitely miss your Falcon Lake updates, your subtle sense of humour, your sons and grandkids update, and your sudden arrivals and departures!! We will always have a cold beer waiting for you in our fridge. Our very sincere condolences go out to Jack's family. Dave and Cathy Smith, Falcon Lake friends - Posted by: Cathy and Dave Smith (Falcon Lake friends) on: Feb 05, 2023
Deepest sympathy to all of Jack's family. We were saddened and totally shocked to hear of Jack's unexpected passing. Always enjoyed having a chat with Jack when our paths would cross. Sorry we are unable to attend his memorial service. We wish you healing and peace during this difficult time. Elmer and Gwen Oliver. Cousins. - Posted by: Gwenneth Oliver (Cousins) on: Feb 02, 2023
As a youth hanging out with summer friends (Dana and Dusty) in Falcon Lake, Jack was always so kind and interested in who we were and what we were up to. He liked to sit with us and be a part of it all. Always so sweet with a little smirk hanging off the side of his mouth. As the years went on, I recall catching up with him over lite beers in the florescent glow of the Whiteshell Community Club gym at Beaver Days. I will really miss bumping into Jack around the community. So much love to his family in these difficult days. - Posted by: Caleigh Christie (Friend) on: Jan 30, 2023
We wish to offer our condolences to all of Jack’s family. The news was a real shock and we are still having trouble with it. Don, Ag and Keith - Posted by: Don, Aggie and Keith Sheldon (Cousins) on: Jan 30, 2023
We were so sad to hear of Jack's sudden passing, Our thoughts are with your families at this difficult time, Brenda and Ray Lesyk - Posted by: Brenda and Ray Lesyk (friend) on: Jan 28, 2023
My condolences to Dana and Jack's family and many friends. My family would spend some time at the Lake with my Aunt and her family in the summer, and even though we were infrequent visitors, Jack was always so warm and welcoming. His thoughtfulness, helpfulness and humour was legendary! May his memory be a blessing. Sending love from Montreal. - Posted by: Sarah Deshaies (Friend) on: Jan 28, 2023
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